Today we were advised to not bring the kids with us to Seattle for Clara's stem cell transplant. I almost started to cry right there in the clinic. Disappointing for sure, but I'd been doing some reading on transplant and had pretty much come to the same conclusion.
I know it will all work out. It has so far and always does. Not how I'd have chosen many times, but always so much better.
We have about five more weeks of togetherness (minus the next two chemo rounds) and we are soaking it all in. The past week has been heavenly with all seven of us together under the same roof for more than 3 nights. It's also been a week doused in reality: some arguing, some timeouts, some messes, some insanity. Tonight Baden said the family prayer and closed with, "Please help us to wake up happily and play outside." Sometimes my boy is so perceptive!
|Baden making styrofoam "snow". Big mess! But, look at that happy face! Totally worth it.|
Will you offer extra prayers for Clara this week before her chemo starts on Wednesday? Pray for her body to respond to the treatments she is getting. Miracles happen and we hope it is God's will that she will be healed...soon. Thank you friends for your prayers, cards, messages, packages and generosity. I can't say it enough. We are touched every single day by the kindness and love we feel from you. You are a blessing to us and not a day goes by that we don't pray you will feel our gratitude.We love you.